I started playing guitar on a Sears Kay Silvertone electric guitar at age 7 with an amplifier my uncle built. My father was in the Army which meant many different teachers in lots of countries.
In my teens I was in garage bands---in my early twenties I took lessons from Bill Thrasher in Santa Barbara, who also taught Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina. While there, I taught guitar at Goleta Music and formed Top 40 bands. Bill recommended me to a keyboard player who was looking for someone to make a New Years trio with. She and I hit it off, and we decided to go on the road together, performing in hotels from California to New Orleans.
I took more lessons from jazz guitar greats Ted Greene and Lenny Breau, and later went on to invent and patent some musical equipment. After eight years of traveling and promoting the product line in the US and Europe, I sold the company, “Superstand,” to a competitor.
Having a variety of musical experiences behind me and wanting to teach a fun and easy method of learning an instrument, I opened Newport Guitar and Music . I strive to offer a fun and comfortable learning atmosphere teaching guitar, bass, ukulele and banjo. The store also offers restringing, quality instruments, and accessories at great prices. :)
359 San Miguel Dr., Ste.103, Newport Beach CA 92660
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Saturday 10:00 to 1:00
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After moving to Los Angeles, I graduated from the “Musician’s Institute". Through music agents, I led bands that performed for weddings, corporate functions, outdoor events, and two California Governors. After that, I led a cruise ship band that toured Alaska. I was leader of the Main Show Band and coordinated the other cruise ship musicians from the lounges into larger, more diversified groups.
Monday - Friday 11:00 to 6:00
corner of Avocado Ave., behind Edwards Big 6
"Fun & Easy Music Lessons"